Krakow, as the legend has it, was founded on the defeat of a dragon living at the foot of Wawel Hill. With cobbled streets, horse-pulled carriages, and stunning architecture, Krakow is the most popular Polish destination. No surprise, as the city witnessed more historical events than any other place in the country.
The entire medieval Old Town was included on the very first UNESCO world heritage list in 1978.
The most famous tourist attractions include the splendid Royal Wawel Castle, Cathedral, the Old Market Square and the Basilica of St Mary with the world biggest Gothic altar by Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss). This is where you can also hear the famous Trumpet Call (Hejnal Mariacki), played every hour to honor the legendary trumpeter shot in the neck as he tried to warn the city of a Mongolian invasion.
Other most recognizable landmarks include The Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), the Jagiellonian University, the second oldest university in Central Europe and the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz.
With its rich heritage, delicious food such as the world renowned dumplings (pierogis), bagels or cheesecakes, vibrant nightlife and a plethora of theatres, you will fall in love with Krakow in no time.